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Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
10,216 Reviews
3.6
10,216 Reviews
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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 543 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1194 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 192 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic global consulting firm full of opportunities for those who want to take them!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategy Consultant in Sydney
    Former Employee - Strategy Consultant in Sydney

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong training, excellent leadership and opportunities to grow skills
    Diverse range of clients, great exposure to exceptional organisations and their staff
    Relatively flexible compared to reputations of top tier consultancies, great culture similar to past experience at one of big 4

    Cons

    Hard work, long hours which are expected of most consulting practices
    Competitive and rigid performance management processes limit fast paced ascent in hierarchy - people make up for this, not a competitive environment amongst peers.
    Not as sales focused as other organisations, limits diverse project opportunities outside of key clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve sales training and pipeline management processes to open scope for selling interesting work which keeps people engaged. Start training, mentoring and preparing people in these skills earlier in their career so its not a shock that they have to sell when they reach senior management levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A great place to start your consulting career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Brisbane

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great place to start your consulting career after university education
    Opportunity to gain varied and relevant industry experience with prominent projects and clients.

    Cons

    work can be hectic and overwhelming for some...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employes more and give credit when due.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Challenging work, personal growth, training

    Cons

    Work-life pressure, expectations, workload is too much sometimes

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  5.  

    Satisfactory Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Melbourne

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Getting better over time. There is no question about values and leadership - i have seen some best leaders in the company and obviously people are the ones to praise for. Compensation is just okay! Work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    Relative Performance ratings and promotions are not right. Many leaders accept that but it never changes. Promotions are baed on your luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fix the performance management. I never trust it in past 6 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a great company if work outside of consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Great name for your CV
    If you are good at networking, great for career progression

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    No team culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company for IT Grads (Australia)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    -Variety of projects
    -Work with some big companies in Australia
    -some really great people in senior management

    Cons

    -No work life balance
    -HR is clueless most of the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good opportunities, prone to politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Generally good, smart, motivated people

    Cons

    Can be political, especially at the more senior levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a more thorough, open performance management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great training ground, but not for the long term for most people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of learning and development opportunities
    Great experience on large scale projects
    Good people
    Great consulting experience which can position you well in the market for the next step in your career

    Cons

    Too much politics for promotion and progression
    Below market salary
    Can be difficult to get recognition unless you blow your own trumpet (loudly and constantly)
    No work / life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger is not always better

  10.  

    It is what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Analyst in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Analyst in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Accenture sells knowledge and results, therefore you are required to:
    - Learn;
    - Perform;
    - Be a good character.

    Cons

    Accenture sells knowledge and results, therefore you are required to:
    - Deliver (might result in long hours);
    - Be good at what you do (there is no such a thing like pretending to be good).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place for the right person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Melbourne

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Performance based salary and promotions
    - Networking opportunities are outstanding
    - Diverse work experience
    - Great people
    - Hard but valuable challenges
    - Huge and great organization to be part of

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Self promotion is key
    - Pay is below market
    - Environment on a stressful project can be very tense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better appreciation shown for over and above hours during crazy times on projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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